The Arrowverse is going for some deep cuts as Batman 1989 actor Robert Wuhl is set to appear in its next crossover event.
Recently, it’s been learned by Canadagraphs that Robert Wuhl has just filmed a cameo for the Arrowverse crossover event. This comes shortly after a sighting of an Easter Egg on the set of Crisis on Infinite Earths revealing that Michael Keaton’s iteration of Batman eventually got engaged with Michelle Pfieffer’s Selina Kyle, who survived the end of Batman Returns. (The Arrowverse seems to be treating Tim Burton’s movies as their own continuity, in spite of Batman Forever and Batman and Robin sharing some of the same actors.)
In Tim Burton’s Batman, Robert Wuhl portrayed Alexander Knox, a reporter for the Gotham Globe who investigates the Batman at a time where his fellow reporters don’t even think that he exists, and he even plays a small role in thwarting the Joker’s plan by dispersing one of his deadly balloons. While Robert Wuhl’s character originally died in the script, he made it to the end of the completed film and watched the initial lighting of Batman’s Bat-Signal.
Aside from Batman, Robert Wuhl is best known for his involvement in Arliss, a situational comedy that he created for HBO. Beyond that, Robert Wuhl’s other roles of note include appearances in Flashdance, Good Morning, Vietnam, The Bodyguard, and Good Burger. Robert Wuhl has largely kept away from the spotlight since the completion of Arliss, but he did have a role in the Cartoon Network film Contest in 2013, and he appeared in a few episoses of American Dad! from 2015 onward. As such, an Arrowverse crossover event cameo seems like something that he would be up to in spite of being less active in Hollywood.
The upcoming Arrowverse crossover event has been teased since the very first episode of The Flash, where a newspaper headline from the year 2024 revealed the Barry Allen’s fate was to disappear during a “crisis.” However, the fifth season finale of the Grant Gustin series accelerated this when the original newspaper headline changed the date of the event from 2024 to 2019. To add to this, the seventh season finale of Stephen Amell’s Arrow set up Oliver Queen’s role in the next crossover by having him join the Monitor on a mission to warn other worlds of the crisis, as part of the arrangement the Emerald Archer made in order to save the lives of both The Flash and Supergirl.
Crisis will span two quarters and consist of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. The Arrowverse crossover will launch with three episodes in December before concluding with two additional episodes in January.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.